Pre-Law Advising and Resource Center

Contacting PLARC

The Pre-Law Advising and Resource Center Office is located at UT Dallas in Founders 2.202 (Founders Building, 2nd floor). The UT Dallas Visitors page has maps and directions to campus.

Business operating hours are 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, however the advisor’s schedules are unpredictable due to classes, meetings and travel. We do accept walk-ins, but it's always best to call or email for an appointment.

The PLARC mailing address is:

UT Dallas Pre-Law Advising and Resource Center
800 W. Campbell Road, FO 53
Richardson, Texas 75080

PLARC Personnel

Dr. Barbara Kirby

Pre-Law Advisor

[email protected]
972.883.6712
FO 2.202C

Dr. Kirby received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University. She practiced law for over 20 years, primarily as in-house counsel for the finance division of Xerox Corporation. After leaving the practice of law, Dr. Kirby obtained her PhD in Political Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, and spent two and a half years as Lecturer and Pre-Law Advisor at the University of North Texas. For the past eight years, Dr. Kirby has been Director of Paralegal Studies at Texas Wesleyan University, where she taught a variety of courses and advised pre-law students through the M.D. Anderson Pre-Professional Program. Dr. Kirby has coached mediation and moot court, and was the founder of the UTD Mock Trial team. She is currently the Treasurer of the SouthWest Association of Pre-Law Advisors, and has access to a broad network of advisors and law school admissions personnel.

Dr. Kirby's mission as Pre-Law Advisor is to assist students throughout the law school admissions process, from early consideration of law as a career to the student's final decision about law school matriculation.

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